A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, I am continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance my artistic sensibilities, technique, and unique sense of humor. As I evolve, what remains constant is my respect for the animals that inspire me, and my desire to bring a smile to the face of every viewer.
My body of work is an expression and exploration of my lifelong fascination with animals. Though my paintings, I seek to give animals a voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and raw instinct. This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on an emotional level.
Alan’s fine art photography publishing projects have been successful as wall decor, calendars, books and greeting cards. In addition, his hand crafted black and white and sepia fine art prints are sought after by collectors and featured in exhibitions in Museums and Galleries. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past 20 years, including a 120 print retrospective.
Alan is a passionate traveler and image maker. During time spent abroad and within the USA, he has captured a unique variety of photography ranging from architecture to landscapes, in addition to portraits and still life photography.
Ira Ivanova is an experienced painter and decorator. Her preferred mediums are acrylic and watercolor, and over the years she has developed a unique skill set and style. Ira’s art is marked by her love for nature and the intensity of city life. She uses contrast and bright colors to give strength to her favorite subject: women and their beauty. Her paintings reflect a great joy of life.
Her work is in private and public collections in Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Denmark, Australia and other countries.
Balazs Solti is a self-taught freelance illustrator from Budapest, Hungary. He started his illustration career in 2010.
In his works Balazs combines modern design influence and affection for pop culture to create detailed graphics with a little humor including a collection of animal and skull portraits. Solti’s works fall into a pop-surrealism category yet can appeal to a variety of buyers.